Sangiovese is the most-planted red variety in it's homeland Italy, and is the backbone of that country's famous Chianti that traditionally contains anywhere between 75% and 100% Sangiovese, with quite a wide range of other varieties making up the rest. Tim Adams' 2015 Mr Mick Novo Sangivese is a wonderfully easy-going wine that's all about flavours of red berries-cherries, strawberries and raspberries- mellow tannins and a nice clean and dry finish. And yes, do pop it in the fridge in our coming warmer months to give it a nice bit of chill... with its acidity, herbaceousness and savoury notes, it's a natural to enjoy with- what else?- piazza with loads of tomato, cheese and herbs, and is you're a carnivore, plenty of pepperoni.
Number 1 of the Hot 100 Wines of 2016/17
Judges comments: "simple and yet utterly drinkable”, a "fine reminder that simplicity and vitality go a long way towards satisfaction”.
The Adelaide Review, Hot 100 Wines '16/'17
Gold Medal Australian Alternative Wine Varieties Show '16.
"Young Red Top Drops, Terrific value (...)"
"Terrific value, this: really pretty purple wine with fragrant sweet black fruit medium-bodied roundness and some gamy tannin grunt. Very quaffable - especially if there's a good wood-fired Margherita pizza on the table, too."
Max Allen, Gourmet Traveller, Jan '16